daniel T. bross, senior advisor
Dan Bross has over twenty-five years of experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. With a background in public policy and government and public affairs, Dan has led Corporate Social Responsibility, government affairs and policy teams at two Fortune 100 companies. As Senior Advisor at Article One, Dan bring his in-house expertise to advise our corporate and institutional clients on integrating respect for human rights throughout their operations.
Most recently Dan served as Microsoft’s Senior Director of Business and Corporate Responsibility and Executive Director of Microsoft’s Technology and Human Rights Center. He retired from Microsoft in December 2016 after eighteen years.
Dan joined Microsoft in 1998 and in 2002 led a cross company virtual team that developed Microsoft’s global Corporate Social Responsibility program. Dan worked closely with business partners across Microsoft on a range of initiatives focused on issues management in the areas of human rights, environmental sustainability, supply chain management, and corporate governance; stakeholder engagement; and strategic third party relationship management.
In addition to his corporate experience, Dan has management and program development experience in the nonprofit sector. During his tenure as Executive Director AIDS Council, the nation’s leading AIDS advocacy organization, he chaired a broad national coalition of health and human service organizations and non-governmental organizations and served as an advisor to President Clinton’s Domestic Policy Advisor on the structuring and staffing of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy.
He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Dan is a member the Board of Trustees of Catawba College; the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Human Rights; the Board of Directors of the Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking (gBCAT); the Board of Directors of the Center for Political Accountability; and serves as Co-Chair of The Conference Board Committee on Corporate Political Spending.